Boundary’s 0.2 release is highlighted by the availability of a new Open ID Connect (OIDC) authentication method and by the general availability of Boundary Desktop for MacOS.
We are pleased to announce the release of HashiCorp Boundary 0.2 and Boundary Desktop 1.0. Boundary provides identity-based access management for dynamic infrastructure. Boundary 0.2 focuses on meeting users’ production adoption needs.
This release includes several key features and improvements:
Given that Boundary 0.2 will be the first time many users evaluate Boundary since its 0.1 launch, it’s worth calling out some of the new capabilities that have been delivered since 0.1:
boundary connect kube: Run Boundary on Kubernetes and/or use Boundary to manage access to your Kubernetes APIs and kube services.
Boundary 0.2 also includes many additional minor features, improvements, and bug fixes. The Boundary changelog provides a full list of all changes.
One of the community’s biggest asks since Boundary’s launch is the ability for users to leverage external identity providers (IDPs) to log into Boundary. Boundary 0.2 adds support for OIDC authentication methods, which allow users to delegate authentication to an OIDC provider. This feature enables Boundary to integrate with popular identity providers like Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Okta, cloud identity management systems such as AWS IAM, and others.
In this release, users can create, read, update, and delete a new OIDC authentication method resource and then use it to login via the CLI, Boundary Desktop, or the Boundary Admin Console. OIDC auth method configuration is initially available via the command line, and in upcoming releases we’ll also be integrating OIDC configuration into Boundary’s Terraform Provider as well as the Boundary administration console..
To get started with creating OIDC auth methods to log into Boundary with common OIDC providers, check out the new Boundary OIDC learn tutorial.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who tried out our beta release of Boundary Desktop for MacOS. We are excited to announce that Boundary Desktop is now generally available. In this initial GA release, we’re introducing some new features and bug fixes, including login via OIDC authentication and AutoUpdate for MacOS.
As always, we recommend upgrading and testing this release in an isolated environment. If you experience any issues, please report them on the Boundary GitHub issue tracker or post to the Boundary discussion forum. As a reminder, if you believe you have found a security issue in Boundary, please responsibly disclose it by emailing email@example.com — do not use the public issue tracker. Our security policy and our PGP key can be found on the HashiCorp security page.
We hope you enjoy Boundary 0.2!
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